Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive

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Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive
Are you a dyed in the wool hardtail fan, or just want to try something new? The Diamondback Axis LT offers up classic cross country hardtail performance, but with a bit of a modern trail-riding spin with their 27.5"/650b-sized wheels. The Axis LT's foundation is a butted 6061 aluminum frame that strikes a balance between light weight and durability. Up front a SR Suntour XCT fork with 100mm of travel does wonders to smooth out the terrain and optimize handling. The 27.5"/650b wheels enable you to roll smoothly over obstacles in the trail while being more nimble than the bigger 29" wheel size - the perfect sweet spot between 26" wheels and 29ers. The Diamondback SL-7 aluminum wheels on the Axis LT are rock solid performers built for strength and low maintenance. Tektro's Aries mechanical disc brakes serve up oodles of stopping power while the Shimano 24-speed drivetrain will keep you pedaling smoothly over hill or dale.
  • Axis 27.5" butted 6061-T6 aluminum frame
  • SR Suntour XCT 27.5 fork with 100mm travel and preload adjustment
  • Diamondback SL-7 aluminum doublewall wheelset is the epitome of strength and reliability
  • Shimano 3x8-speed shifters and derailleurs ensure smooth, intuitive gear changes
  • Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes delivers superb stopping power in all conditions
Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive
  • FRAME Butted 6061-T6 aluminum
  • FORK SR Suntour XCT 27.5", 100mm travel, Preload adjust
  • REAR SHOCK N/A
  • HEADSET Integrated 1-1/8"
  • CRANKSET Suntour XCT 42/32/22T, Crank arm lengths: 16"=170mm, 18"/20"/22"=175mm
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed cartridge
  • SHIFTERS Shimano Altus EF-51, 3x8-speed
  • LEVERS Shimano Altus EF-51
  • HANDLEBAR DB aluminum riser, 31.8mm clamp, 15mm rise, 600mm width (all frame sizes)
  • STEM DB aluminum, 31.8mm clamp, +/- 7-degree rise, Lengths: 16"/18"=70mm, 20"/22"=90mm
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera, 8-speed
  • CASSETTE Shimano HG-31 8-speed, 11-32T
  • BRAKES Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes w/ 160mm rotors front/rear
  • WHEELSET Rims: Diamondback SL-7 Doublewall 32h; Hubs: (F) 32h SL-7 Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount, (R) 32h SL-7 Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount, quick release F/R; Spokes: 14 gauge stainless steel, 3x lacing pattern
  • TIRES 27.5x2.10
  • PEDALS Wellgo platform
  • SEATPOST DB Micro Adjust, 30.9x300mm
  • SADDLE DB Race
  • CHAIN KMC Z7
  • GRIPS/TAPE DB4L Kraton
  • Rating 4.5

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Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Versatile (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (14)
  • Commuting/city (11)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12), Avid cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (13), Speed oriented (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Fantastic bike!

By Skolout

from CO

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

    I haven't had this bike long but from what I have a experienced it is an excellent bike! I bought it to replace a 20 year old Murray and boy bikes have come a long way. The new disc brakes are far superior to the old style clamp brakes. I had a neighbor who is an avid cyclist adjust the derailleurs and man this thing shifts smooth and quiet! It also weighs a fraction of my old bike and is easy to hang from the garage ceiling. I look forward to putting a lot of miles on this. I also got a great deal on it from Nashbar.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good Bike for Price I Paid

    By David

    from Santa Fe

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

        I needed an inexpensive mountain bike with decent quality. That's what I got. The price before tax was approximately $350 with Ground Delivery. The disc brakes work, but may need more adjustment. Not sure if this is a weakness. The shifting brake lever assembly is nothing special with the shift levers being slightly too close to the brake levers. I'd recommend this at the price i paid, but suspect there are much better bikes for sale at $100 or so more.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        awesome for the price

        By macuto

        from Long Island New York

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

          Well built...shifters and brakes need tune up......seat sucks....everything else is perfect...great bike...

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Over-priced China bike

          By Mike

          from Williamsport, Pa

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Light Weight
          • Smooth Shifting

          Cons

          • Made In China
          • Run In Paint
          • Shift Selector Vibrating
          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

          It took 4 tries before I got a bike that wasn't damaged. Poor separation between bike frame and rim.
          Run in paint on the frame.
          Nashbar customer service is amazing. I would have requested a refund but they were just to nice. I give them 5 stars.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Best bike ive ever had

          By Gary

          from Davis Illinois

          About Me Bike Messenger

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

            Bike is great and was shipped quickly

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Do not buy from Nashbar!

            By Donotbuy

            from Indiana

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Construction

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

              Bike is of poor quality and Nashbar does not stand behind their products.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great overall mountain bike

              By Mike

              from New England

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

                I am 6'2" 250 lb and fit comfortably on the xl frame. My only gripe is the seat after 45mins or so the seat becomes very uncomfortable. Like many other reviewers the seat and pedals will be the only things I replace. Pedals seem a bit cheaper and not very grippy. I prefer a more aggressive pedal. Aside from that the bike looks and rides great. Assembly was straight forward brakes needed some slight adjustments. Overall a great bike to enjoy for a long time.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                highly recommended, awesome bike.

                By MOE HAMMER

                from DOUGLASVILLE, GA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Prakes Are Superior
                • Shift's Very Smooth
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

                    This bike is obviously perfect for beginners, although entry level bikes are mostly baught from retail stores, you wont find the quality this bike presents at a retail store. its very light weight, and having dual disk brakes is a very big advantage.i only had to make one adjustment with the shifter, and was able to do so on the fly right on the handlebar. its perfect, THE ONLY THING ILL CHANGE IS THE SEAT AND PEDALS.

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Speed Oriented
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Fantastic mountain bike for the money

                    By aljawa

                    from Menomonee Falls, WI

                    About Me Commuter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting/City
                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

                      I purchased this bicycle for commuting to work (just under 8 miles one way). The reason I settled on a mountain bike instead of a road bike was primarily the wider, bulkier tires that come standard issue. Since I have to ride through city streets, I felt a more rugged tire would do well riding over any litter or debris that I'm unable to avoid at the last second. When the Axis LT arrived I assembled some of it but, due to my lack of knowledge of bicycle mechanics, I had a local bike shop finish assembly and perform a tune up (this gave me peace of mind that I probably wouldn't end up face-planting in the street my first time out). Since it didn't come with a kickstand I did have to search online for a rear mounting kickstand that would work and eventually found one. I also purchased a gel seat cover since the bike comes with a seat that looks it will induce a round of Icy/Hot after a few minutes. Overall, the bike rides smoothly, the disc brakes are awesome, and the frame itself isn't as heavy as I was expecting. No regrets in purchasing this bike here. If you want a good "entry-level" mountain bike look no further!

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Comfort Oriented
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Can't beat it for the price

                      By joeyjoejoe

                      from Madison, WI

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Looking
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Parts
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting/City
                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about Diamondback Axis LT 27.5" Mountain Bike - Nashbar Exclusive:

                        This is my first mountain bike as an adult and I'm really satisfied by the quality of this bike considering the price. Most mountain bikes under $500 have at least some major drawbacks in terms of quality, but not this one. I'm 200 lbs. and this bike takes whatever I throw at it and is surprisingly light for how large it is(I ordered a 22in. frame). That being said, it required a lot of tuning even though at least some of the parts were supposed to be tuned properly at the factory. Not a big deal though as long as you follow the directions.

                        • Cycling Style:
                        • Comfort Oriented
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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